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2012 Governor’s Criminal Justice Volunteer Service Awards

Austin Roundtable Receives Governor's 2012 Criminal Justice Volunteer Award

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(Austin) - During ceremonies in Austin today, several representatives of the Austin-Travis County Reentry Roundtable accepted the Governor's 2012 Criminal Justice Volunteer "Community Service" Award.

The award was presented by Oliver Bell, Chairman of the Texas Board of Criminal Justice, and TDCJ Executive Director Brad Livingston.

"Each of this year's award recipients personify a selfless dedication to helping offenders succeed both while incarcerated, and once they're released," said Livingston.

The mission of the A/TCRRT is to implement collaborative, community-wide strategies for the effective reintegration of formerly incarcerated persons thereby reducing recidivism, supporting victims and promoting public safety in Austin and Travis County.

The work of this reentry group is designed to bring partners and stakeholders together to strategically develop plans that will bring about system change ensuring the safety and well being of all. A/TCRRT explores new ways to link offenders to sustainable employment through effective training, education and employer development thereby meeting offender, community, and employer needs.

Austin - Travis County Reentry Roundtable is one of 6 organizations and 13 individuals from across the state recognized today for their efforts to help offenders and those who are on parole or probation.

Note to media: For more information, contact Jason Clark, TDCJ Public Information Officer, at 936-437-6052 or by e-mail at jason.clark@tdcj.texas.gov.